Grilled Corn Salad With Cucumber & Minty Cilantro Vinaigrette

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Grilled Corn Salad With Cucumber And Minty Cilantro Vinaigrette is innovative and delicious. This salad boasts with punchy flavours such as fresh cilantro, fresh mint, cumin, garlic, red onion and jalapeno. The imparting sweet and spicy flavours combined with the charred corn tie everything beautifully together. The cucumber adds freshness keeping this corn salad light and delightfully refreshing.

What I love about this salad is, you can bring it to cookouts without keeping it refrigerated. This grilled corn salad goes exceptionally well with barbecues. To make grilled corn is super easy. Place the corn on a medium-high temperature of your grill. You can use a  barbecue or stovetop grill.  Cook for about 4 minutes per side until most of the corn is charred. Then cool, and cut the corn off the cobs, easy peasy!

To have the best and freshest corn use corn when in season. The corn is typically harvested end of August or early September. Early fall is the season when corn is tender and sweet, and the ears are at the peak of perfection. I made this salad from corn that I bought at our fresh local market, and it made a difference in the flavour of this salad. Hope you can visit your local market for some freshly picked corn, I promise you, if you love corn, this salad will become a staple in your home. Enjoy! For our selection of healthy and innovative salads here->

Ingredients

  • 4 cobs of fresh corn
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 bunch chopped cilantro
  • A hand full of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 large lime with zest
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. GF ground cumin
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper, sliced
  • Himalayan salt and GF ground black pepper to taste
  • Instructions

  • Set barbecue grill or stovetop grill on medium-high heat. Place corn on the grill and grill about 4 minutes per side, until charred
  • Once the corn is cool enough to handle cut the kernels off the cobb and place in a large bowl
  • Add garlic, cilantro, mint, liquid honey, lime juice and zest, olive oil and cumin into a food processor or blender. Process just enough to combine, leaving leaves in small pieces. Do not liquify. 
  • Add vinaigrette, cucumber, red onion, and jalapeno to corn and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine


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